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garble

gar·ble

garble

 
 
pronunciation:
gar bl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: garbled, garbles, garbling
definition: to mix up, distort, or confuse (a message, translation, or the like); cause to be disordered or unintelligible.
We received the message, but it was so garbled that we couldn't understand it.
similar words:
jumble, mangle, scramble
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that has been garbled.
definition 2: the action or process of garbling.
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derivation: garbler (n.)